This morning the president released his budget request for the upcoming 2013 fiscal year, which begins this October. With regard to support for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) initiative, the only federal program that exclusively funds afterschool, before-school and summer learning programs, the president requested $1.153 billion—the same level of funds appropriated for the current fiscal year. As was the case in his budget request last year, Obama proposes to allow 21st CCLC grants for additional purposes including adding time to the traditional school day or year, summer school, and for teacher planning and professional development.
President Releases FY2013 Budget Proposal, Maintains Funding for 21st CCLC
Date:February 13, 2012